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Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 10 inches and the total length of your growing baby is around 15.75 inches. Your baby weighs about 2.4 pounds at this point. Your uterus is a little more than 3 inches above your bellybutton. Your weight gain at this time should be between 17 and 24 pounds.

Blood vessel in the umbilical cord. For several months, the umbilical cord has been the baby's lifeline to the mother. Nourishment is transferred from the mother's blood, through the placenta, and into the umbilical cord to the baby. If the mother ingests any toxic substances, such as drugs or alcohol, the baby receives these as well!

You will probably begin visiting your caregiver once every two weeks. Week 28 is an important week for testing. You will probably be having your glucose tolerance test, an iron level test and if you are Rh negative, you should have an antibody test. The antibody test will determine if you and your baby will have any reactions to each other's blood differences. The glucose test will check for gestational diabetes.

Your baby's brain continues to develop and is now forming the folds and grooves of a fully developed brain. The amount of tissues within the brain also continues to increase in large amounts. The hair that covers your baby's scalp is also getting longer. Your baby is now large enough for presentation to be determined and your doctor might be able to find out if your baby is at risk for being breech. If your baby is breech, don't panic. There is still time for the baby to rotate.

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lilgibber22 - 37 days ago
Week 28. Almost there.

monkeymomma - 59 days ago
The heat index will get up to 110 today. I'm drinking water like crazy to stay hydrated but that brings along a million trips to the bathroom!

TaraR - 73 days ago
Good morning! I had my glucose test yesterday...haven't received results yet but hoping I passed. Mr. Oliver has dropped a little bit but my doctor could still feel his head so he's not too far down. We have our 3D ultrasound 8-10.....I'm so excited and can't wait!! I want to see that sweet face! We will also be checking his babies tend to get bigger each pregnancy so we'll see. Hope everyone is doing well!

mzdallas06 - 75 days ago
I went to register at the hospital today, no matter how many times I become a mom, registering at the hospital is so exciting! I just had my son 2 years ago, but my how things have changed! Now they have a videographer filming you from the time you check in until you check out. They film all the moments: mom & dad getting settled into their room, the progression of labor, your support team (husband, wife or domestic partner) the actual birth (minus the vaginal area) the weighing, footprints etc and parents first bonding moment with baby! Then the next day your're allowed to bring other family members to the hospital (siblings, grandparents etc) to film them meeting & bonding with new baby! This is all edited into a short 5 minute video with music of your choice playing in the background. Also it comes with still shots of all pictures that are taken... They Mail you a DVD to keep as memory. All this for $100..... All I could say was WOW!! I really wish this was around for my other 3 kids.... Needless to say I've already set aside the funds for this!!! Since this is our last baby, I'm gonna go ahead & splurge :)

mzdallas06 - 78 days ago
Hi everyone! Nesting has surely set in over here! I generally don't keep clutter anyway but for the last 2 weeks I've been donating rarely worn clothes and making room in my closets for all of the new baby's things. My doc has started me on the bi-wkly visits as well and that made me realize that time is winding down! (Thank God!) since I recently had gastric bypass surgery I don't have to drink the glucose syrup stuff! I was so damn happy when they told me that!!! Just gotta eat a normal lunch and go have my blood drawn within an hour.

PaulaSoon2b8 - 79 days ago
I feel you all...I have bought nothing...absolutely no time :( Still getting random vomiting episodes through the night so sleep is minimal...little ones very clingy!! I've got to do my blood sugar testing this week, and doc has started me on my bi-weeklies only technically supposed to be 27 and 3 days today....he said we will book another ultrasound in a few weeks for measurements...and keep a close eye going forward.

Kekea - 79 days ago
I have a nesting urge but absolutely no time, and when I do have a little time I am extremely exhausted or in pain. Treadingwater I had gestational diabetes in two prior pregnancies and delivered both at 38 weeks exactly. My daughter was 8lbs 7 oz and my son was 8lbs 11oz so I'm glad I delivered when I did. I'm still waiting on my results this time. 1morefor4 my children are acting out as well and each of them have become very clingy. I have four kids and I promise they all have the only child syndrome. Lol

1morefor4 - 80 days ago
No nesting urge here either. I know I need to get things done but I'm not feeling like I want to do them. I going to clean this weekend just because I'm tired of seeing my house look like a tornado hit it. (At least that is what I'm saying now I might change my mind Saturday.) I'm extremely emotional also and my kids especially my 2 boys are making it much worse because their behavior is making me so frustrated lately.

treadingwater - 80 days ago
btw No nesting urges yet lol. I haven't even bought a car seat or brought my play pen upstairs yet! I haven't even organize my baby's clothes yet.

treadingwater - 80 days ago
So I'm declared gest diabetic in this pregnancy. I am familiar with it because I had it with my first two. It's just a pain that I can't seem to avoid this. On the other hand, I'm feeling extremely emotional. I feel fat and extremely unsexy. My doc said she won't let me go past my due date. I am pretty sure she will induce me at 38 weeks which will be in 10 wks. In a way I am kind of bummed because I wanted to wait it out but I am also excited because it means I will see my little pumpkin soon.

1morefor4 - 83 days ago
I feel you ladies pain. We went to Walmart yesterday and after walking around for a couple hours my back hips and feet felt like crap. I did finally buy a baby purchase. 2 outfits for her. 1 to leave the hospital in and 1 for her 1st visit to the pediatrician after. I don't plan to be out and about much after that.

PaulaSoon2b8 - 83 days ago
I added her latest profile pic to my profile hear...I don't know...she looks like she's getting pretty big in interesting to see what happens! - 83 days ago
I hear ya darlin'!! We went to the beach on Saturday...and my body from top of abdomen to bottom of thighs is just throbbing. We have a 4 day camping trip planned the weekend of the 24th...luckily the water front and park and washrooms are within a few steps from our camp've got my next OB appointment on Thursday...not sure if they did any measurements at the ultrasound last interesting to hear what he has to say...hoping we are still inducing a couple weeks early:) She feels like she is growing quite well...and the ultrasound pic u could see the layer of fat forming clearly...

Kekea - 87 days ago
Paula I work three 12 hours shifts. I plan on getting somethings done around the house this weekend. I need to donate a lot of clothes to the kidney foundation. I took the kids to an amusement park on my off day Tuesaday. We stayed for about five hours and I was in terrible pain afterward. I planned to Work until I had the baby but I am definitely reconsidering now. - 87 days ago
I am with you ladies!!! This last 2 months will be insane. Working Monday to Friday I'm too exhausted on weekends to do anything :( It gets so frustrating because there is so much I want to do!! I am considering taking a month off prior to delivery at this point so I can get stuff done. The 5 oldest will be in it will just be the 2 little ones home...hoping that may be an idea.

Kekea - 88 days ago
Mamalira I hope that we both find comfort. Yesterday was the worse for me.

mamalira - 88 days ago
Keka I am in the EXACT same boat!

Kekea - 91 days ago
Week 28. Heart burn, hip and pelvic pain, extreme fatigue, and a nesting urge but no time... I am really trying to enjoy this pregnancy because it is my last but I am starting to feel it...

delarla - 103 days ago
ugh. Feeling lots of pelvic pain and pressure lately. im not sure I can handle this for 11 more weeks!!

beckym - 107 days ago
They had a 7 pound 13 ounce baby girl! We are going to go visit them, then off to the zoo with the kids

beckym - 108 days ago
My sister in law has been administered pitocin and an epidural, they should be meeting their little girl today! I have a labor and birth class today at 630

beckym - 109 days ago
It seems like everyone I know here are having their babies, one born last week, and one due tomorrow!

beckym - 111 days ago
28 weeks!

mrscephas - 118 days ago
Just been to see my diabetes midwife. My sugar control is good on diet alone and she's happy with the way things are going. I've a scan booked at 32 weeks and another at 36 weeks to monitor growth.

xEricaLynn - 127 days ago
Yikes, gestational diabetes sounds scary! I would hate having to poke my finger every day to check my blood sugar. My dad has diabetes, and he has to take insulin every day. I worry about him a lot. My BMI put me in the overweight category before we got pregnant, but I considered myself average. Every person's body is different. Here in the U.S., the one hour fasting test isn't a definite 'You have gestational diabetes'. So the three hour test, with fasting overnight and into the morning, will be more extensive. If my readings from that one are still high, then I will be diagnosed with GD. A couple of my friends had it during their pregnancies too, and their babies are healthy. I'm trying not to worry about it, and avoiding high sugary content drinks and foods in the meantime. Thanks for your input, ladies!

mrscephas - 127 days ago
If you've not heard back, then take that as good news. I failed my glucose test 4 weeks ago at 23 weeks and they rang me the very next day to say I'd developed gestational diabetes and to come in to specialist clinic the following week. It was the 2 hour one and over here in the UK, you don't get to repeat it but go on gestational diabetes treatment straight away. Luckily, I was put on diet control and have to check my blood sugar before and after meals and before bed as well as eating healthier and exercising. My BMI is within healthy range and I've only gained 2-3 kg this pregnancy so it's not like I was overweight or anything. It's just one of those things...

xEricaLynn - 129 days ago
Anyone else fail the 1-hour glucose test? My number was 210, and the normal is 65-139. That means I possibly have gestational diabetes. I have a 3-hour glucose test next Wednesday morning, which will require overnight fasting. This will determine if I actually have GD. I was really lightheaded and dizzy with the 1-hour one, not sure how I will do with the 3-hour one. Anyway, hope you all are doing well.

jesswithtwins - 155 days ago
Everything looks good the whole sonogram wasn't in 3D but yes I was able to have a few 3D pics of the boys faces they weren't really cooperating but anything was nice they both are at about 3 in a half pounds so she says they are measuring nicely a little on the big side she said (all my babies have been) so all in all I'm happy and glad they seem to be too :-) glad to hear that everything turned out well with her and the babies :-)

jesswithtwins - 155 days ago
Everything looks good the whole sonogram wasn't in 3D but yes I was able to have a few 3D pics of the boys faces they weren't really cooperating but anything was nice they both are at about 3 in a half pounds so she says they are measuring nicely a little on the big side she said (all my babies have been) so all in all I'm happy and glad they seem to be too :-) glad to hear that everything turned out well with her and the babies :-) - 159 days ago
jesswithtwins, at my ultrasound last week the tech was able to get me some 3D pics so hopefully you get yours as well. And I def know what you mean about the baby's coming sooner than expected. My sister had her twins at 33 weeks and it was totally unexpected. She went into labor at 32 weeks, stayed in the hospital for a week, and then the docs figured it'll be in her and the babies best interest to deliver by c section at 33 weeks. One of the baby's were 4 pounds and some change and the other one was 3 pounds and some change. Both of them had breathing assistance after birth but like 48 hours later the 4 pound baby was off of the breathing machine and breathing on his own which I'm sure the steroid injection helped with that. The 3 pound baby needed a little bit more time on the machine but then she was weaned off of it. They were so tiny but yet healthy and strong.

jesswithtwins - 160 days ago
28 weeks and counting going tomorrow for an ultrasound hopefully It will be a 3D one and hopefully I'll get some pictures :-) and they can give me some cool news like how big they are but I'd have to admit I'm still tremendously overwhelmed of the thought that not only am I having twins but that they can be here sooner than I expect

KristiW - 234 days ago
My sleep is very interupted but with other little one's at home it doesn't even phase me anymore! LOL! One thing that has reared it's ugly head is my sciatica....OUCH! It hurts even laying in bed:( And so does my back...I just keep thinking it's all for a good reason!

mamaford77 - 235 days ago
I'm struggling with awful insomnia. I'm getting 3 -4 hours of sleep every night. :-(

KristinaA - 236 days ago
I haven't had the jaw pain, but I have had sinus pressure headaches since September. They say it's allergies and pregnancy rhinitis. I am doing the very best I can to manage it with a claritin every morning, a benedryl every night, a netti pot everyday, a humidifier in my bedroom/office, and eucalyptus oil in my shower and humidifier. I also keep a bottle of peppermint oil in my purse which I drop under my tongue when all else fails. So far I've had 3 courses of antibiotics this pregnancy for sinus infections, and one sinus infection that spread to my ears as well, but I have been infection/anti-biotic free since December.

jsanton11 - 236 days ago
thx mamaford... im going today for a checkup and I had the sinus thing for over a week now so hopefully they give me something!!!!!

mamaford77 - 236 days ago
jsanton, it could be the sinus infection. The teeth, nose, ears, throat, are all connected. Are you taking antibiotics?

mamaford77 - 236 days ago
I passed my glucose test on Wednesday. I was thinking I might have it since I've already gained 47 pounds!!!

jsanton11 - 236 days ago
Anyone in their pregnancies experience random sudden jaw pain?????? I do have a sinus infection now but boy this hurts!!! It's my upper right side.

KristinaA - 237 days ago
Had my glucose test today. Hopefully I passed. Always have before. But if not, maybe that would help explain my sweet tooth and 27lb weight gain already.

mamaford77 - 240 days ago
We don't have a nursery, but I'm pretty much ready now. We have a carseat, swing, and co-sleeper that are all still in boxes lol. I figure I'll get them out around 34 weeks. No sense crowding our bedroom yet! His dresser is all set up with clothes 0-3 months. I just want to see his little face!

KristiW - 240 days ago
Hey ladies! I am going to really start on the nursery as well. I have everything else because I had a baby shower for my now 2 year old. Since I am having another girl it works out. I tell you I can't wait to meet this little girl.

mandykat760 - 256 days ago
I failed my glucose test. :(

sher-baby - 260 days ago
Me neither! But u have a feeling I'm freakier than the book!!! Haha...but not at the moment!! Poor DH!

babylove5 - 260 days ago
Sher I have never read the book! The movie is coming out valentines but idk about breaking out the When I have sex I Hv contractions so I'm probably just going to eat!

babylove5 - 260 days ago
Rjean I am glad you are doing better! That's scary that you have dilated, hopefully it will stop right there until 39 weeks. My hubby got the flu and got a shot, I didn't take the shot and I drank after him but didn't get it.

machalaB - 261 days ago
Lol @ Sher, i def feel the same way, but a negligee can work wonders, big belly and

sher-baby - 261 days ago
Anyone getting their '50 shades of grey' on for valentines day??? Lmao...I just realized that I will not be sexy AT ALL this valentines day! Lol!

sher-baby - 261 days ago
I had an intern deliver my daughter and stitch me up...I think he did a good job on me! mind you, my stitches are on the inside so I cant really see HA!! lol

floydianslip2 - 261 days ago
Lexy, that is about the most hilarious description I’ve heard! Babylove, no way, no more interns ever! Last time when the doctor did it the healing was so much better… I mean, I was definitely sore, but at least I could walk normally, and it took way less time to heal! I switched doctors with this pregnancy, also to a female doctor. I feel like they’re just a little more sympathetic than the males. I can’t believe that they let you tear like that!

babylove5 - 261 days ago
Its funny how you tend to not remember as much of the pain of labor but remember the after birth pain. After being stitched you feel like a virgin again because it hurts to have sex after 9 weeks of healing. Floy tell them no interns. Lexy I felt the same way...ugh

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